Fairbourne Beach

Fairbourne beach is on the opposite side of the Mawddach Estuary to Barmouth, the beach is a 5 km stretch of sand that is backed by a large embankment of pebbles. At the north end of the beach you have the Mawddach Estuary, whilst the south is backed by steep cliffs.

Popular windsurfing and kitesurfing location due to plenty of space on this large beach.

Facilities include parking, toilets, shops and food options.

Fairbourne Beach has dog restrictions.
Fairbourne beach has seasonal dog restrictions.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 5 beaches at Barmouth, 38 beaches in Gwynedd, or check our list of Gwynedd Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Fairbourne Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (ESE)
Thursday, Dec 01fog
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (SE)
Friday, Dec 02fog
Expect a temp in the range 3.2℃ to 3.7℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (ESE)
Saturday, Dec 03clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.2℃ to 3.7℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Dec 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3℃ to 4℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (ENE)
Monday, Dec 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.2℃ to 3.6℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, Dec 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.3℃ to 2.8℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (E)

Barmouth weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Fairbourne Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Fairbourne Beach is at Barmouth 2.20 km (1.37 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 30 Nov
   High Tide at 00:32 (Height 4.13m)
   Low Tide at 07:51 (Height 1.72m)
   High Tide at 13:04 (Height 4.43m)
   Low Tide at 20:46 (Height 1.45m)
Thu 01 Dec
   High Tide at 01:42 (Height 3.90m)
   Low Tide at 09:07 (Height 1.79m)
   High Tide at 14:15 (Height 4.31m)
   Low Tide at 22:00 (Height 1.42m)
Fri 02 Dec
   High Tide at 02:55 (Height 3.84m)
   Low Tide at 10:19 (Height 1.73m)
   High Tide at 15:25 (Height 4.32m)
   Low Tide at 23:04 (Height 1.33m)
Sat 03 Dec
   High Tide at 04:05 (Height 3.94m)
   Low Tide at 11:23 (Height 1.60m)
   High Tide at 16:31 (Height 4.43m)
Sun 04 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:01 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 05:09 (Height 4.16m)
   Low Tide at 12:21 (Height 1.45m)
   High Tide at 17:31 (Height 4.59m)
Mon 05 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:54 (Height 1.19m)
   High Tide at 06:02 (Height 4.40m)
   Low Tide at 13:14 (Height 1.33m)
   High Tide at 18:22 (Height 4.72m)
Tue 06 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:39 (Height 1.17m)
   High Tide at 06:47 (Height 4.61m)
   Low Tide at 14:00 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 19:07 (Height 4.79m)

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